a means or passage under an arch
- a passageway under a curved masonry building
- a means or passage under an arch.
1802, from arch (letter.) + method (letter.).
(n.) An easy method or passage under an arch.
In 1715 William Mackintosh of Borlum (1662-1743) and his force of Jacobite Highlanders captured the Citadel, of which only the name of Citadel Street and the archway in Couper Street have preserved the memory.